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University of Vermont Upward Bound

  • Adam Hurwitz
  • Program Director
  • (802) 656-2961

Program Description

Upward Bound's mission is to help participants successfully complete high school and pursue post-secondary education.

During the school year, we provide weekly, individualized school visits to review academic progress, help set challenging academic goals, assist with career exploration and complete the college search process. In return, participants are expected to complete a rigorous high school curriculum and maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average.

Services Provided

  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 63
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%